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The Memory Thief (2007)

 -  Drama  -  14 April 2007 (USA)
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A growing obsession with the Holocaust exacerbates the mental breakdown of a lonely tollbooth operator.

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A growing obsession with the Holocaust exacerbates the mental breakdown of a lonely tollbooth operator.

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What if your past belongs to someone else...?

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Both Zev and Mr. Zweig are too young to be actual Holocaust survivors. They would have been babies during 1939-1945, and they would also not be marked with identification tattoos. See more »

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Mira: [on why she doesn't watch Holocaust films] They all die at the end, and Nazis did it.
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Not that good but not that bad either.
28 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young man, who doesn't appear to have much of a life, whose mother is seriously ill, works as a toll-booth collector but is not that great at it, by some circumstances, become obsessed with the Jewish faith and the Holocaust and gets deeply involved in documenting testimony from Jews concentration camps survivors, with mixed results. His involvement with the daughter of one of the survivors is interesting and brought life to the script, and the revelations of the survivors, many of them actual (real) survivors, was very effective. Some have called this film a "psychological thriller," but I would not go that far. I found the film interesting. Not that good, but not that bad either. Just satisfactory. I am glad I saw it, but I would not recommend it to anyone, saying, "Hey, you have to watch this movie (The Memory Thief) it is really good." because, to me, it wasn't.


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